MUSCAT: Sen K. Jose, an educator at ABA Oman International School, has been awarded the University of Chicago Outstanding Educator Award 2020.
An Indian Mathematics teacher who has taught for over 29 years, Sen received both his Bachelor’s and Masters in Mathematics. He spent a year gaining teaching experience in India before coming to Oman to teach at the Indian School Muscat. He taught the CBSE curriculum at the school for 21 years. While there, he became the first recipient of the Best Teacher Award from the Indian Embassy, chosen amongst teachers from twenty different Indian schools in the Sultanate of Oman.
Sen has been teaching International Baccalaureate Diploma Mathematics in the High School at ABA since 2012. “He enjoys a good rapport with both students and parents because of his intrinsic passion for teaching and Mathematics,” a statement from ABA Oman International School said.
Speaking to The Arabian Stories, an elated Sen said: “Being an educator is a great responsibility as you play a crucial role in shaping the perspectives of the next generation. However, it also gives me joy, especially when I see my students succeed at universities and in their chosen fields, as I have the pleasure of knowing that I may have contributed something that helped make them a person capable of the greatness that they have achieved. You don’t expect anything beyond that joy and satisfaction, so this recognition has been a lovely surprise.”
Sen is known for going out of his way to support students in their learning and helping them achieve their future goals and aspirations. He is also known for promoting peace by supporting Students Against Prejudice (a High School student club).
“Mr. Sen is highly respected amongst his colleagues, students and the parent community; he is a gentle, cheerful and inspirational individual,” stated High School Principal Simon Walker.
Each year, newly admitted UChicago students have the opportunity to reflect on their time in school and nominate an educator who played a significant role in their education, made a positive impact in their lives, and whose influence has brought them to where they are today.